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My computer can't defrag, it just runs for hours on end.

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What operating system are you using? If it's Vista/7, then the defragger is horribly slow and inefficient, so it can easily take hours to defrag even a small drive..it's normal.

For faster/better defrags, you can look into advanced auto defraggers such as Diskeeper 2010 (not free) that are extremely fast, defrag thoroughly and also automatically prevent most future fragmentation.

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I haven't used the default defrag prog in windows for a long time but it was always known to take forever if regular defrags had not been performed.

This will be the case for any defrag prog. however there are faster ones out there. Try the following free one and defrag weekly.

http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-Disk-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10567503.html?part=dl-6267754&subj=dl&tag=button

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • Alun Cox Apr 28, 2010

    I'd better add that the above will take some time depending on the size of your HD and the length of time since last defrag, I use perfect disc which runs all the time but is not free.

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1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.

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If your Windows XP or Vista is getting slow, a wise thing to do is to defragment your hard drives!defragment

There are many programs but one of the best is Auslogics Disk defragmenter. Just download the defragmenter, install it and run defragment. It should take approximately 1 hour and it says how much faster your computer went (for example 30%).
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If your Windows XP or Vista is getting slow, a wise thing to do is to defragment your hard drives!defragment

There are many programs but one of the best is Auslogics Disk defragmenter. Just download the defragmenter, install it and run defragment. It should take approximately 1 hour and it says how much faster your computer went (for example 30%).
When the program has completed defragmenting you should immediately feel the difference (if the percent was over 30). Your computer should now be much faster than it used to be. Programs start …

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My computer is so slow, and I want to just wipe everything off the harddrive! how do i reset it all the way? i've tried everything possible it seems like!


Computers slow down due to lack of regular maintenance.
You need to defragment the hard drive:

How to use the Windows Defrag tool:

· To start Windows Defrag, double click on the "My Computer" or "Computer" Icon on Desktop or in Start Menu.

· Next Right click on the "C:" drive (Or the drive you wish to Defrag) and select properties from the list that appears...


· From the next menu select "Tools" and then "Defragment Now"


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If the defrag is running slow and/or runs along time but does seem like finishing look at how much free space you have. If you have less than 15% free space this will not allow you to get a good defrag of the system. You might try moving some files to another drive while you do the defrag. Also try uninstalling some programs this can help too. Then after you get the system defraged then you can put the files back and reinstall your programs.

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Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
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